We’ve hosted a series of great talks over the years. Thanks to all who have shared their interesting research!

Past lectures:

September 21st, 2023: Dr. Louis Schmidt, McMaster University: ‘Personality development: Lessons learned’ (2023 Pickering Award Recipient)

November 7th, 2022: Dr. Caitlin Mahy, Brock University: ‘The role of reminders and metacognitive awareness in the development of children’s prospective memory’

October 17th, 2022: Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, Concordia University: ‘Quantity and quality: How language exposure affects multilingual development’

March 31st, 2022: Dr. Deepthi Kamawar, Carleton University: ‘Thinking about the future: Young children’s ability to save’

March 24th, 2022: Dr. Larry Nelson, Brigham Young University: ‘Flourishing and floundering in emerging adulthood: The role of parents’

December 3rd, 2021: Dr. Royette Tavernier-Dubar, Wesleyan University: ‘Sleep and psychosocial adjustment in adolescence and emerging adulthood’

November 12th, 2021: Dr. Mona Bekkhus, University of Oslo: ‘Adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway’

October 15th, 2021: Dr. Will Hipson, Dr. Carla Sowinski, & Dr. Katherine Magner (Non-Academic Career Panel)

March 11th, 2021: Dr. Robert Coplan, Carleton University: ‘Unravelling the Paradox of Solitude in Childhood & Adolescence’ (2020 Pickering Award Recipient)

November 20th, 2020: Dr. Clifford Cassidy, Institute of Mental Health Research: ‘Using neuromelanin-sensitive MRI to probe changes in the dopamine system during human development’

October 23rd, 2020: Dr. Natalia Jaworska, Institute of Mental Health Research: ‘Neural Features Associated with Depression & Effects of Interventions: Focus on Youth’

February 6th, 2020: Dr. Melanie Dirks, McGill University

November 14th, 2019: Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois, Concordia University (2019 Pickering Award Recipient)

October 31st, 2019: Dr. Robert Coplan, Carleton University.

September 11th, 2019: Dr. Christian Peake, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (Chile).

Thursday, March 14th, 2019: Dr. Teena Willoughby, Brock University. ‘An affinity for solitude among children and adolescents and its associations with biopsychosocial functioning’

Thursday, March 7th, 2019: Dr. Erin Maloney, University of Ottawa. ‘Math Anxiety: Causes, Consequences, and Remediation’

November 16th, 2018: Dr. Saif Mohammad, Senior Research Scientist at National Research Council Canada: “The Search for Emotions, Creativity, and Fairness in Language”. Dr. Mohammad has made his slides available. Click here to access.

September 28th, 2018: Katherine Magner, Adrienne Matheson, Christine Polihronis, & Andrea Rahim (Alumni Panel – Life Post-Graduate).

June 4th, 2018: Dr. Robert Kail, Purdue University, Indiana: “When Opportunity Knocks, Open the Door”.

March 2nd, 2018: Dr. Maria Rogers, University of Ottawa: “Parenting Children and Youth with ADHD”.

December 7th, 2017: Dr. Wendy Craig, Queens University: “Testing a Trauma Model to Understand Involvement in Bullying”

September 29th, 2017: Leanne Findlay, Kate Jubenville, & Carla Sowinski (Alumni Panel – Life Post Post-Graduate)

March 10th, 2017: Dr. Mark Sabbagh, Queens University: “How Children’s Brains Change their Minds”

February 2nd, 2017: Dr. Jennifer Connolly, York University: “Romantic Relationships in Adolescence”

January 13th, 2017: Dr. Kim Corace, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre: “Opioid Addiction and Youth: Mitigating Harms and Improving Outcomes”

November 25th, 2016: Leslie Kopf-Johnson, Algonquin College: “Engaging the Early Learning Community in Research”

October 7th, 2016: Andrea Astle, Ann Barber, Murray Weeks, & Geoff Wilton (Alumni Panel – Life Post Post-Graduate)

March 4th, 2016: Stuart Hammond, Ph.D., University of Ottawa: “Early helping in action: The real-world development of young children’s prosocial behaviour”

February 5th, 2016: Andrea Ashbaugh, Ph.D., C.Psych, University of Ottawa: “It’s how we remember not what we remember:  The role of memory in the etiology and treatment of anxiety and stressor related disorders”

January 29th, 2016: Tsala Mosimakoko, Ph.D., UCDSB: “Insight into the ethics approval process and conducting research in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board”

November 5th, 2015: Debra Pepler, Ph.D., York University: “Developmental Research in Community Settings”

October 2nd, 2015: Dorit Aram, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, Israel: “Shared Book Reading and Preschoolers Socio-Emotional Development”

March 27th, 2015: Kasia Muldner, Ph.D., Carleton University: “Investigating student learning in various collaborative contexts”

February 27th, 2015: Erin Barker, Ph.D., Concordia University: “Improving understanding of depression in university students: The student mood project”

January 8th, 2015: Magdalena Janus, Ph.D., McMaster University: “Fostering development or building evidence: Studying early childhood development at the population level”

November 14th, 2014: Grant Edmonds, Ph.D., Oregon Research Institute: “Personality across the lifespan as a predictor of adult health outcomes: Integrating developmental models in the personality-health hypothesis”

October 17th, 2014: Patrick Hill, Ph.D., Carleton University: “Linking individual differences to health: Taking a lifespan developmental perspective”

February 28th, 2014: Ian Colman, Ph.D., University of Ottawa: “From womb to gloom: are the seeds of adolescent depression sown at the beginning of life?”

January 31st, 2014: Marie-Odile Junker, Ph.D., Carleton University: “Building Aboriginal Languages Resources for the digital age”

January 10th, 2014: Stanka Fitneva, Ph.D., Queens University: “Children’s Information Seeking: An Exploration into the Social Roots of Knowledge”

November 22nd, 2013: Cristina Atance, Ph.D., University of Ottawa: “Does thinking about one’s ‘future self’ differ from thinking about a ‘future other’?: Evidence from preschoolers”

October 18th, 2013:  Andrea Howard, Ph.D., Carleton University: “Combining Reports from Multiple Informants with Integrative Data Analysis of Longitudinal Data”

March 20th, 2013: Pickering Public Lecture, Dr. Ian Manion: “Down but Not Out: Youth Depression and Suicide”

March 1st, 2013: Sandra Bosacki, Ph.D., Brock University: “Social and Self Ambiguity in Adolescence”

February 1st, 2013Kavita Prakash, Ph.D.: “Pursuing Teaching- Oriented Careers in Psychology”

January 18th, 2013: Shelley Brown, Ph.D., Carleton University: “Using mainstream correctional and feminist perspectives to enhance service delivery for adolescent female offenders”

November 16th, 2012Kathleen Rudasill, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Classroom Processes and Children’s Temperament: Implications for Academic, Social, and Behavioral Outcomes”.

October 12th, 2012: Christopher Fennell, Ph.D., University of Ottawa. “Word Learning at a Junction: Infants’ Use of Bottom-up and Top-down Cues in Lexical Acquisition”

September 21st, 2012: Graduate Student Orientation. Dr. Robert Coplan welcomed new and returning students, discuss the role of the Pickering Centre, and opened the floor to students for questions and comments.

April 20th, 2012: Barbara Virley, Ph.D. “Learning Support Services at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board”

February 3rd, 2012: Tracy Vaillancourt, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair. “Is aggression part of the human condition?”

November 25th, 2011: Joe Flanders, Ph.D. “Mindfulness and CBT: How children can ride the 3rd wave.”  Dr. Flanders’ slides are now available for download. Click here to access them.

October 21st, 2011:  June Pimm, Ph.D. “Autism: A Developmental Disorder?”